Shopping for Wireless Microphones
Whether you're a musician or presenter, wireless microphones offer you maximum mobility on stage. Wireless mics keep stages clean by eliminating the numerous cables required with wired mics. Your choice of a wireless mic system should be based on the type of venue, and your needs. Most models have a rugged design that hold up well to the rigors of live performances.
Types of Wireless Microphones
Wireless handheld microphones with built-in transmitters are great for situations when a mic passes from one person to another on stage. Due to the generous size of their diaphragms, these condenser microphones provide high-quality audio. You can use them for Q&A sessions, speeches, and presentations. Lavalier mics with bodypack transmitters are clip-on models ideal for keeping your hands free on stage. They're quite easy to use—you simply clip them to your clothing and connect them to their bodypack transmitter. These are suitable for quiet venues like lecture halls. Just like USB microphones, lavs are highly portable for convenient use. Headset microphones with bodypack transmitters are ideal for dancing musicians, singing drummers, fitness instructors, and anyone else who is active on stage. If you're recording live videos, you may need to add DSLR microphones in your videography gear to capture crisp, clear sound.
Analog vs. Digital Wireless Live Sound Mics
Analog wireless microphone systems connect the mics to their receivers via radio frequencies. Professional systems are better suited for separating any noise from the original audio, and have virtually zero latency. Digital wireless systems convert sound to digital signals at the transmitter, and then send it to the receiver. Because the receiver deals with digital signals, you don't have to worry about noise interference.
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